Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund

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AFT : NYSE : Financial
$17.2 | %
Today's Range: 17.09 - 17.2
Avg. Daily Volume: 61000.0
12/09/16 - 4:02 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:10/31/2016
  • Price as of 10/31/2016 :$16.72
  • Net Assets:$263.44 Million
  • NAV:$18.11
  • Premium-7.68%
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  • Peer Rank:5 of 29
  • Investment Rating:B
  • Performance:B-
  • RiskB-
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SUMMARY


We rate Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fd Inc at B. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than above average total return and low price volatility. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Loan Participation strategy.


POSITIVES AND RISKS


Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fd Inc has returned an annual rate of 3.94% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 7.51% in the last five years, 4.55% in the last three years, and 16.18% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 53% of them. It has also outpaced 56% of its competitors on a three year basis and 89% of them over the last year for the period ending 10/31/2016. On a year to date basis, AFT has returned 17.58%.

Downside risk has been below average. AFT has a draw down risk of -23.57%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 10.1%. This fund has had a low level of volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 10/31/2016, the fund was trading at a price of $16.72, which is 1.6% below its 52-week high of $17.00 and 3.1% above its 52-week low of $16.22.

High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $263.44 million, AFT maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Loan Participation peers of 3.01% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As AFT is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.


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